Updated Wilderness Closure Order

The Wilderness areas closed due to the Lake Fire will remain closed until July 2017 per the Forest Service. An exception has been made for long-distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. The updated order may be found here: Closure Order.

Santa Ana River Trail and PCT news

SGWA crews in cooperation with the Forest Service have been working on the Santa Ana River Trail over the past few months. We’re pleased to relay the information that portion of the trail south of the 38 and East Barton Flats is now open again. The trail was closed last July due to the Lake Fire.
We have also had crews on the closed portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Forest Service has determined the section from Whitewater to Onyx Summit is now open to long-distance hikers only. Equestrian use is not recommended.
The official Forest Service statement may be found here: News Release

Permits must be faxed or mailed

The fax machine at Mill Creek Ranger Station is back in operation. Forest Service policy requires that the temporary option to email permits must be removed. In order for us to process your permit we once again request you fax or mail your permits. All info is available on the permit page: Permits

Every Kid in a Park

Did you know every fourth-grader in the U.S. can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, FREE! Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Educators can even get free passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid In A Park.